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Business Networking for Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Transition from the Military to the Civilian Workforce, Second Edition by Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Mike Abrams, Andrea Nierenberg

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Introduction: What You Need to Know Before Transitioning

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Courtesy of Joshua Wartchow.

No One is Going to Give You a Job!

In the corporate world, transitioning veterans are not that special. It doesn’t matter how many combat tours you completed, how many medals you received, or whether you were in the infantry or aviation supply. Most employers look at us like we’re all the same because they don’t really know what service members do on a day-to-day basis.

Remember that less than 1% of the U.S. population has served, so their knowledge of the military is limited to Hollywood movies, cable news, and the exaggerated stories they hear third-hand from ...

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